thomas-edison

Thomas Edison

Light Up My Life
October 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

photo credit: Tony Wan Kenobi Having recently moved, I found myself thinking about all the stuff we accumulate through our lives. And all the time and effort it takes to box everything I own and move it a few miles, just to unpack it all. All good things must end and some things are left […]

LEGO: The building blocks of science
October 8, 2008 · 5 Comments

Our guest blogger today is Ian Wilkinson, one of the museum’s IT geniuses. Besides being a computer guru, he is an avid science fan and a LEGO enthusiast. Put the two together, and…  As a life-long fan of both Lego bricks and science, I was thrilled when the announcement for the “Brick Science” contest was posted […]

Looking Back…
August 29, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable events that happened the weekend of August 29… photo credit: eflon On August 29, 1885, German inventor Gottlieb Daimler patented the world’s first motorcycle. Although an earlier bike had been introduced as early as 1867, the previous model ran on steam. Daimler’s model ran on petroleum, and was essentially a motorized […]

Looking Back…
August 8, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that occured the week of August 8… On August 8 of 1876, Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph. When I first read this I was secretly hoping it was some technology involving mimes, but I was not so fortunate. The mimeograph is actually like an early version of […]



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